In the wonderful world of fashion, everyone -- and everything -- is connected. We're taking a look at who and what made waves in the past seven days, and weaving a common thread between them. From the comeback of a shamed couture designer to a new makeover web series, this is your one-stop style-story shop.
1. John Galliano's Comeback. When Dior designer John Galliano was caught on tape -- and later charged for -- saying anti-Semitic remarks in a Parisian bar in 2011, the fashion world let out a collective gasp. He was fired from Dior and immediately checked himself into rehab. Two years later, a self-proclaimed reformed man, he's about to re-enter the style sphere with three weeks of New-York-Fashion-Week prep work at Oscar de la Renta's studio -- apparently, the arrangement was suggested by U.S Vogue editor, Anna Wintour. Friends really are the best.
Do you know what other clothing retailer is ramping up for fashion week?
2. H&M At Paris Fashion Week. After an eight-year hiatus, H&M is returning to Paris Fashion Week. While the runways are usually reserved for clothes of the couture and costly persuasion, as one of the biggest clothing producers in the world, H&M certainly deserves a spot in that sacred schedule. A spokesperson for the brand said they were really excited about the looks for 2013 and wanted to show-off what head designer Ann-Sofie Johansson had created for the coming season.
Do you what other store is excited to show off their wares?
3. Target In Canada. Two years after Target announced its plans to move into Canada, the two-month countdown is finally here. The giant U.S. retailer will start to open its used-to-be-Zellers doors north of the border in March, but what will shoppers see inside? Well, we found out yesterday evening, and the future of frugal shopping looks bright. U.K. cult beauty brand Pixi, stylist Kate Young's clothing line and hometown favourite Roots are among the famous brands that will be bursting off the shelves (and into our giant red shopping cart).
Do you know what other retailer is excited about collaborating?
4. Ann Taylor And Kate Hudson. Being the face of a fashion company like Ann Taylor has its perks, and for actress and red-carpet favourite Kate Hudson they include the chance to design a capsule collection for the brand. Kate will work closely with Ann Taylor's creative director Lisa Axelson to create a collection of clothes that will resemble the film-premiere sartorial statements she's (almost) famous for, while also keeping in mind most women don't get dressed for a wall of flashing paparazzi cameras.
Do you whom else would like to bring a little glamour to the everyday women?
5. Decoding Style With Nina Garcia. Our favourite 'Project Runway' judge Nina Garcia (OK, that's a lie, it's Michael Kors. Sorry, she's our second favourite) is back on the (extra) small screen this week with the launch of her new makeover web series on AOL, "Decoding Style with Nina Garcia." In these five-minute videos, Nina asks her style-offenders to pick their celebrity inspirations (like Salma Hayek) and transforms them into sleeker, more confident versions of themselves in the matter of minutes. Now, who wouldn't want that?